• Statements on Gov. Northam

    The following statements have been issued by our Congressman, Gerry Connolly, and by the Democratic Party of Virginia.


    Connolly-Beyer Call on Northam To Resign

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 2, 2019

    Fairfax, VA – Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement today calling on Governor Northam to resign:

    “We expected Governor Northam to resign this morning. Nothing we have heard since changes our view that his resignation is the only way forward for the Commonwealth.

    “Virginia has a painful past where racism was too often not called out for its evil. The only way to overcome that history is to speak and act with absolute moral clarity. It is for that reason the Governor must step aside and allow the process of healing to begin under the leadership of Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.”


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    Virginia Democrats no longer support Northam; Demand his immediate resignation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 2, 2019

    RICHMOND, VA. – Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Susan Swecker issued the following statement calling on the immediate resignation of Governor Northam. 

    “We made the decision to let Governor Northam do the correct thing and resign this morning – we have gotten word he will not do so this morning. 

    We stand with Democrats across Virginia and the country calling him to immediately resign. He no longer has our confidence or our support. Governor Northam must end this chapter immediately, step down, and let Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax heal Virginia’s wounds and move us forward. We can think of no better person than Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to do so.” 

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  • Passing of Delegate Jim Scott

    Fairfax, VA – Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the passing of former Virginia Delegate Jim Scott:

    “Virginia has lost a quiet, gentle but forceful advocate for all who feel powerless. Jim Scott was a voice for civil rights, women’s rights and LGBT rights because he believed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States meant what they said. 

    Unusual for a politician, Jim was self-effacing. A natural mentor, he promoted talent and sought to bestow credit on others. He advanced the careers of myriad public officials. His generosity of spirit benefited causes throughout our Virginia Commonwealth. And most of that generosity was unheralded. 

    He championed affordable housing, the homeless, the Fairfax Fair, telework, the environment, among scores of causes. In doing so he elevated politics and ennobled public service as a calling.

    Jim was a loving and devoted husband to his beloved wife Nancy and a proud Dad to two extraordinary and accomplished daughters. He was a devout Methodist, and passionate sports fan‎ for North Carolina and the Washington Nationals. 

    It will be difficult to re-imagine the NOVA community without his towering presence and wise guidance. And his absence will be a void for those of us privileged to know him.”

  • Congressman Connolly Wants Your Input

  • 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete

    Congressman Gerry Connolly’s 
    19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete 
    Sunday, March 17, 2013  
    7:00 – 9:30 pm 
    Kena Temple (9001 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031; map, click here)

    Tickets $40 each, to purchase online click here (other contribution levels appreciated).

    Since Gerry’s first run for Providence District Supervisor in 1995, he has hosted an annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete. The event has grown from a small gathering of friends at his home, to one of the highlights of the Democratic political season. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate this Green-Letter Day. Join us for the festivities and to help raise money for Gerry Connolly’s Congressional re-election campaign. Tickets include a full Irish dinner of corned-beef, cabbage and other traditional Irish fare. We hope to see you and your family there!

    If last year was a presidential election year, then this year must be a gubernatorial election year in Virginia. Come prepared to express your preference in our STRAW POLL for LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR and ATTORNEY GENERAL.

    Participate in our canned food drive for Fairfax and Prince William Counties. Bring a can to the party!

    For questions or to RSVP for at the door ticket purchases contact Foxhall Parker (foxhall@gerryconnolly.com, 703-405-9697), or call our office 703-375-9374.

  • Keith Fimian Sides with Wall St. Over Main St.

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    Fairfax, VA — In the latest sign that he is too extreme for Northern Virginia, Keith Fimian joined his political patron John Boehner in opposing the tough new Wall Street reforms approved by the House of Representatives last week. Choosing to side with Wall Street special interests, Fimian announced his opposition to reform that put consumers first, holds the Biggest Banks accountable, and ends the era of tax-payer funded bailouts and ‘too-big-to-fail’ institutions. Fimian announced his opposition to stopping big bonuses on Wall Street and a stop to the type of risky financial deals that led to the current economic mess.

    “Keith Fimian’s outrageous refusal to hold Wall Street special interests accountable or put a stop to the era of taxpayer funded bailouts and big bonuses is another reminder that Fimian’s extreme agenda is wildly out of touch with the needs of Northern Virginia families,” said James Walkinshaw, Connolly’s campaign manager. “Hardworking families who played by the rules and saw their jobs and savings wiped away by Wall Street’s recklessness deserve better than Fimian wanting to put Wall Street banks and credit card companies first."

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